ERIC Number: ED270161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Milwaukee Area Technical College: The Crossover Program.
This descriptive report focuses on Milwaukee Area Technical College's Crossover Program, which was designed to help students who have demonstrated a low level of academic preparedness on their admissions placement test to improve their basic academic skills and choose a realistic program of study. The first sections of the report describe the Crossover Program, focusing on objectives; admissions procedures; the curriculum, which includes courses in communication skills, reading and study techniques, mathematics, and social studies; orientation; attendance and tardiness policy; and requirements for the successful completion of the program. The next section offers an evaluation of the program, including a profile of the academic and personal characteristics of the 534 students who entered the program in fall 1985; statistics on retention and on attrition by race for the 440 students in the program in fall 1984; results of a follow-up of 122 spring 1986 Crossover students which looked at students' majors, persistence rates, and grade point averages; and program enrollment data for 1981-82 to 1985-86. Finally, a series of recommendations concerning the program are presented. The agenda for the student orientation is appended. (RO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Remedial Instruction, Student Characteristics, Transitional Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milwaukee Area Technical Coll., WI. Dept. of Research, Planning, and Development.